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Random Musings on Dolls, Antiques, And Old Fashioned Things

I’m not sure if I’m in a contemplative mood because I am spending a cold, drizzly day in an old-fashioned New England inn, or because it is Easter weekend, or because I am seeing an old-fashioned Tennessee Williams play tonight. … Continue reading

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Stuck Behind Your Computer Screen 24/7? Go to A Live Doll Event

I think many doll collectors in the 21st Century are content to sit behind their computer screens and buy and sell dolls on eBay and Ruby Lane, perhaps taking part in Facebook or other social media doll groups. If they … Continue reading

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Happy 2016! My Smiling Bru French Fashion and I Are Off To a Wonderful Start, Including the January Theriault’s Auction

Happy 2016! I realize I was silent for the last half of 2016, but life didn’t work out as planned; indeed, sometimes life gets in the way of art. I started the doll part of my year off at the Theriault’s annual Newport … Continue reading

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Bohnam’s Set’s New World Record For Most Expensive Doll Sold at Auction

This year has been an exciting year for antique doll collectors, with the first dolls ever to break the $300,000 price barrier at auctions. In fact, a new world’s record was just set for the most expensive doll ever sold at auction, … Continue reading

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Kestner 1880s All-Bisque Doll: Poetry in Miniature

Generally speaking, when it comes to antique dolls, I collect the French ones. But, there are a few exceptions. I have a real love of antique miniature, all-bisque and dollhouse dolls, and overall, I prefer the German all-bisque dolls to the French ones. … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery – Waltzing Steiner French Fashion Doll

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Here are more photos of the lovely Waltzing Steiner French Fashion Doll!  You can see her whole outfit here, as well as her lovely bisque arms, some of her mechanism and the Izzard manufacturing labels.  To enlarge any photo, just … Continue reading

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Waltzing Steiner French Fashion Doll – Beautiful, Unique, and All-Original

This is another of the “dolls with a twist” from the recent Theriault’s auction. I have long studied and collected French Fashion Dolls, and I am fascinated by their history and variety. Steiner made some of the most interesting of … Continue reading

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Sample Card from Hertwig Bisque Doll Factory : A History Lesson for Early 20th Century Bisque Dolls

Thanks to a Theriault’s special auction in early 2001, we have a great record of the factory sample cards for small German all-bisque dolls from the Hertwig factory from the 1890s to the 1930s. For doll collectors and historians, it is a … Continue reading

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SFBJ 230 Fortune Teller Doll Photo Gallery

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This beautiful SFBJ 230 French bisque Fortune Teller doll really needed more than one photo to tell her story, so here she is presented in photo gallery format. Click on a photo to bring up a much larger image.

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Doll of the Day: German Wax-over Paper Mache Bonnet Doll

I attended the Theriault’s Kaleidoscope auction in Las Vegas last weekend. The auction highlighted the collections of two collectors,  Helen Welsh and Evelyn Heidepriem.  I especially enjoyed the dolls at this auction because many of them had a little twist, or were a … Continue reading

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